On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Rajipo Din was celebrated in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto, in a wonderful program prepared by the children of BAPS. The program revolved around the idea of making God and the guru happy and earning their grace. The event commenced with a young child who presented a heartfelt incident in which His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj followed his guru, Yogiji Maharaj's wishes and made him happy. Following this senior swami of BAPS, Sadguru Tyagvallabhdas Swami acknowledged and honoured the award winners of the BAPS Gujarati classes and BAPS Satsang Exams, recognizing their dedicated efforts.
Sadguru Pujya Tyagvallabhdas Swami then engaged in an interactive question-and-answer session with the children, delving deep into the topic of attaining the rajipo of Bhagwan and the guru. The insightful Q&A session provided valuable guidance to the young participants.
Next, Pujya Krishnapremdas Swami delivered a captivating presentation, highlighting His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj's caring nature towards children. The talk shed light on His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj's profound care and concern for children, emphasizing their growth and well-being.
The event took an enchanting turn with the commencement of a vibrant drama set in a magical botanical garden, where children portrayed the roles of flowers. The storyline revolved around the flowers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the "Maali" (gardener), symbolizing Mahant Swami Maharaj. Upon the arrival of Mahant Swami Maharaj, joy and excitement filled the hearts of both the flower characters and the audience.
The drama unfolded as Mahant Swami Maharaj, portraying the role of the Maali, nurtured and cared for the flowers. He began by symbolically providing them with nourishing soil, representing removing negative influences from the children's lives. In this segment, Mahant Swami Maharaj played a game of 'whack-a-kusang,' swatting away negative company from the children's lives. He then proceeded to symbolically water the flowers. With that, he emphasized the importance of studies and provided a balanced approach of daily dedicating three hours to study, one hour to leisure, and one hour to devotion to Bhagwan.
Lastly, Mahant Swami Maharaj enlightened the flowers on the significance of receiving sunlight, explaining the art of engaging in devotion with joy and enthusiasm. The event culminated with the performance of a lively dance performance by the children.
Special guests attending the celebrations included:
The Hon. Pierre Poilievre, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition
Inspector Chirag Bhatt, York Regional Police
Overall, Rajipo Din served as a memorable day of inspiration, spiritual guidance, and the manifestation of deep care from Mahant Swami Maharaj towards the children's wing of BAPS.